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New Project – End Tables! December 29, 2010

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This year, I decided to take the week off between Christmas and New Years. At first, apprehension set in- what am I going to do for a full week off? Will I have anything to do? Am I going to go stir crazy?

Last weekend my aunt called and asked if I would like some extra furniture. My reply with no hesitation was yes. As I drove out to one of the western suburbs of Chicago with my little car, I thought – hopefully everything will fit!

Everything did fit…but it took two trips, including a layover at my parents’ house, which fortunately is close by. I scored a new solid cedar dresser, a drum table, two end tables, wine glasses and a lamp.

The new furniture means new projects!

First endeavor – rearranging the entryway. I moved out old furniture that Kel and I will sell on Craiglist to make way for two new pieces: the drum table and the dresser. Be sure to check out future posts for before and after pictures of those items!

Second endeavor – rearranging my bedroom to accommodate the new end tables. The end tables are a welcome addition to a room where just yesterday books, pens, a lamp and an alarm clock were sprinkled on the floor, much to my feet’s demise in the morning.

So on my first official “day off” I stripped the end tables. Using my power sander, I hummed along removing the original clear gloss on the maple tables. Thanks to our friend Holly who swapped paint with us (read more about that post) – I have a lovely blue gray and dark gray colors to paint with.

Final result – two coats of the blue gray with striping accents of a darker gray. I’m stoked, and so are my feet.

Now what to do tomorrow…




2 Responses to “New Project – End Tables!”

  1. […] back porch. Last year, I was able to tackle – with the detailed assistance from Kelly – four end tables, a telephone table and a china cabinet. So I know you’re wondering what’s in store for this […]

  2. […] light breezes. Perfect for painting! Since it’s going in my bedroom, I wanted it to match the end tables I refinished last […]

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